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New biking trails to be set up in Iron County

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CRYSTAL FALLS — The Iron County Board gave an initial green light Tuesday to creating a small network of trails, primarily for mountain biking, on county-owned land near West Iron High School and the airport in Iron River. The Iron County Trail Club has proposed setting up a quarter-mile ...

One injured when motorcycle struck on Carpenter Avenue

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A 46-year-old Breitung Township man was taken to Dickinson County Memorial Hospital after his motorcycle was struck Tuesday morning by a vehicle on Carpenter Avenue. The crash occurred at 11:08 a.m. when a 19-year-old Florence, Wis., man attempting to turn south onto ...

Semi rolls on M-69 in Breen Township

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IRON MOUNTAIN — An Ironwood man had non-life-threatening injuries after the semitrailer he was driving rolled Tuesday afternoon on M-69 in Dickinson County. Troopers were called at 3:40 p.m. to the crash on M-69 near Swan Peterson Road in Breen Township, according to a news release from ...

Michigan bill boosts spending to combat lead, abusive clergy

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A $28.8 million mid-year spending bill that received final legislative approval Tuesday would allocate funding to help deal with tougher rules for lead in drinking water, investigate sexual abuse by clergy and replenish a compensation fund for wrongfully convicted ...

Summer program offers free meals for children

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KINGSFORD — The Breitung Township School District again will offer a summer food service program for children. Free meals will be made available to children 18 years of age and younger or persons up to age 26 who are enrolled in an educational program for the mentally or physically ...

Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine School District recognized

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MADISON, Wis. — State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor announced 114 Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition awards for 2019, an honor that recognizes success in educating students from families who are economically disadvantaged. “Students living in poverty often find themselves ...

Tripp, Spigarelli earn Bratton scholarships

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NIAGARA, Wis. — Austin Tripp and Miranda Spigarelli have been awarded the Sherman Bratton Memorial Scholarships at Niagara High School, the Niagara Area Scholarship Foundation announced. The Class of 2019 graduates became the 25th annual recipients of the scholarships. They were presented ...

Three injured in crash

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Three people were transported to Dickinson County Memorial Hospital on Sunday after a two-vehicle collision on U.S. 2 and Upper Pine Creek Road. Troopers from the Michigan State Police, Iron Mountain Post, responded to the crash at about 11:43 a.m. A witness told police ...

St. Norbert College provides tours

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DE PERE, Wis. —St. Norbert College is offering student-guided campus tours and giving students and their families a chance to meet with staff from the office of admissions during Wisconsin Private College Week, July 8-11. Refreshments will be served. In addition, morning and afternoon ...

Habitat grant

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The Dickinson Area Community Foundation recently awarded a $250 mini-grant to Habitat for Humanity Menominee River for the purchase of three rooftop safe-tie bucket kits. The kits will be used by volunteers when performing roofing projects. Specifically, the current repair blitz — Operation ...

UPHS names interim CEO

Business

MARQUETTE — Jerry Dooley will join UP Health System as interim CEO for UPHS-Marquette on June 19. A veteran health care leader, Dooley has been a part of the Duke LifePoint and LifePoint Health teams for more than a decade, serving as interim CEO for hospitals across the nation that are ...

Ship to launch in Marinette

Wisconsin News

MARINETTE, Wis. — Two boat landings on the Menominee River will be temporarily closed for safety and security purposes on Saturday for the launching of the LCS USS Minneapolis-St. Paul at Marinette Marine Corp. The affected landings are Boom Landing in Marinette and River Park (Mystery ...

Wisconsin Republicans OK reduced building budget

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans on the Legislature's budget-writing committee approved money Tuesday to begin building a new prison in Green Bay but eliminated funding to construct new state facilities to house juvenile offenders after Wisconsin's troubled youth prison closes, shifting those ...

A Niagara museum mural?

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Abby Berglund paints a giant question mark where she hopes to put a mural on the outside of the Niagara Area Historical Museum at 1356 River St. in Niagara, Wis. The museum board is working on a fundraiser to have Berglund paint a scene that would include the bluffs and historical buildings in ...

Wal-Mart files tax appeal for IM store

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is appealing the property tax assessment for its supercenter on South Stephenson Avenue, seeking a roughly 22% reduction, Dickinson County commissioners learned Monday. “It became formal today,” Equalization Director Sid Bray told the county board, ...

North Dickinson board hears budget plans

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FELCH TOWNSHIP — While the North Dickinson County School District budget calls for a slightly higher levy, most property owners should see little change in their tax bills, district officials said. The district has paid off the debt voters approved in March 2016 for technology and new ...

Breitung officials back vacating part of street

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QUINNESEC — The Breitung Township Board on Monday lent its support to a request by Denny and Cindy Trewartha of Iron Mountain that the Dickinson County Road Commission vacate a portion of Woodbine Street in East Kingsford to them. If the road commission grants the request, the section from ...

Woman dies after crash in Marinette County

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MARINETTE, Wis. — A 45-year-old Athelstane, Wis., woman died Sunday from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash in May in the town of Stephenson, said Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Sauve. Jennifer R. Vania died at a Green Bay hospital from complications of her injuries, Sauve said. Vania ...

Out to Lunch, Music in the Park performances slated

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Safe Sax, now known as Michael Prusinsky and Friends, from Port Washington, Wis., will kick off this season of Out to Lunch and Music in the Park on Thursday. While Michael Prusinsky and Friends still have some familiar faces, new ones have been added to the group as well. ...

Wisconsin Republicans plan $400M income tax cut for 2020

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans are working on a roughly $400 million middle class tax cut to be unveiled as soon as Tuesday, a third attempt to find an income tax cut that both the GOP and Democratic Gov. Tony Evers can agree to. Evers vetoed a Republican-passed income tax cut bill ...